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Kraft Foods North America Acquires `Back to Nature' Business

NORTHFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 3, 2003--Kraft Foods North America (KFNA), the largest branded food company in North America (NYSE:KFT), announced today that it is acquiring the Back to Nature brand cereal and granola business from Organic Milling, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of natural products. Back to Nature cereal and granola products are sold in retail grocery and natural product stores across the United States.

Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Organic Milling, based in San Dimas, CA, posted 2002 revenues for the Back to Nature brand of nearly $10 million. Organic Milling will produce Back to Nature cereals and granola for Kraft under a co-manufacturing agreement.

"The Back to Nature business has a very strong and well-established reputation for quality and great taste in the high-growth natural food category," said Kevin Scott, newly appointed Executive Vice President External Development and Strategy, and General Manager Natural and Organic Foods. "In addition to our Balance and Boca brand products, Back to Nature gives Kraft an excellent foundation for providing consumers with the choices they are looking for in natural foods."

Kraft Foods markets many of the world's leading food brands, including Kraft cheese, Maxwell House and Jacobs coffees, Nabisco cookies and crackers, Philadelphia cream cheese, Oscar Mayer meats, Post cereals and Milka chocolates, in more than 150 countries.

For more information on Kraft Foods, please visit our website at www.kraft.com

Kraft Foods Inc.
Donna Sitkiewicz, 847-646-5770


Investor Relations
Kraft Foods Inc.
Mark Magnesen, 847-646-3194

SOURCE: Kraft Foods Inc.
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